Resources for Essential Oils
There are many ways to purchase essential oils, including from a distributor (usually an MLM), directly from the company online, or from Amazon.
The purpose of this page is not to outline the pros and cons of each, but rather to share with you some of the products that I use myself when creating DIY wellness, skincare, and household products using essential oils.
Spark Naturals: Spark Naturals is the brand I prefer, especially for health and wellness purposes. For the best price, purchase your oils directly from their website.
Spark Naturals Amazon Store: Although you may pay a small amount more, you can also purchase most Spark Naturals products at their Amazon store.
NOW Foods Essential Oils: To me, these are not as potent as the oils from Spark Naturals but they work just fine in cleaning products. They come in large bottles so you can afford to use larger amounts. Try their Tea Tree oil or Natures Shield Protective Blend in your cleaning products.
The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: This book, by Valerie Warwood, is my essential oil bible. I purchased the first version in the late eighties and have never looked back. Highly recommended for your home remedy and first aid library.
Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser by AromaSoft: As with many of the products I promote, this diffuser is not going to be the cheapest on the block, although $20 is not bad especially when I used to pay $60 or more for a diffuser. This BPA-free diffuser puts out a strong mist that can fill a room. All that in spite of its size. Plus, it comes with a lifetime warranty.
Fractionated Coconut Oil: FCO, as it is called, is liquefied coconut oil. Fractionated coconut oil has been treated with heat so that it does not solidify at cooler temperatures. It is for external use only. My preferred brand is Plant Therapy.
Jars, Bottles, Sprayers, and other EO Accessories
Ointment Jars: Over the years, I have used both plastic and glass ointment jars. For individual salves, I recently found these amber glass jars and now I use these exclusively. If you prefer plastic, I use these smaller 1/2 ounce and 1-ounce jars that I purchase in bulk for very little money from Amazon.
Dropper Bottles: As with my preferred ointment jars, I recently discovered these 15ml amber dropper bottles made by Vivaplex. There was no looking back. These are leakproof and budget-friendly.
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